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Deputy ministerial seats remain vacant

A FULL week after the naming of the new government, the deputy minister seats still remain vacant.

The coalition leaders, who met yesterday, agreed only on the number of deputy ministerial posts. They agreed that Smer would have 13 deputy ministers, while the Slovak National Party (SNS) should have seven and the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) six.

"We will publish the names in a week," said HZDS chairman Vladimír Mečiar.

It still remains unclear for which ministries the individual parties will nominate their members.

The new cabinet will thus operate with 26 deputy ministers, four more than the previous government of Mikuláš Dzurinda, Pravda wrote.

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